These People’s Genetic Conditions Really Make Them Unique(1)
Genetics is a science that never ceases to surprise and amaze us. And while many of us may not know much about it, it’s safe to say that nature is capable of some truly remarkable things. From an entire family with an unprecedented number of fingers to a little boy whose eyes are unlike anything we’ve seen before, scroll down to see some of the most unique genetic traits out there.
Mom And Son Both Have An Uncommon Form Of Heterochromia
When someone becomes pregnant, one of the biggest curiosities they may have is who the child is going to look like. Sometimes, the genetics from one side can be much stronger than the other, and the child ends up becoming a literal carbon copy of the parent. And that’s exactly what happened with this mother and her son.
When her son was born, no one could believe that he had been born with the exact same type of heterochromia she had on her eyes. The condition resulted in a unique combination of swirled blue and black eyes that are definitely unforgettable.
This Girl Has Both Albinism And Heterochromia
What are the chances that a person would be born with two such strong genetic conditions? Well, a girl named Amina Ependieva did, and she couldn’t look more unique. Due to her albinism, the amount of melanin pigment in her skin, hair, and eyes is reduced in comparison to others.
And the heterochromia has resulted in her having two eyes of different colors. The combination of both conditions simply makes her look like one of the most unique people in the world.
This Boy Who Was Born With An Unforgettable Birth Mark
Although this condition is rare, you might have seen it in a person or two. The condition is called piebaldism, which is a rare genetic condition in which a person is born without certain cells called melanocytes in a specific part of their skin.
The condition usually results in a white patch appearing on the skin, and is most common on the forehead, resulting in that specific area also having white hair. Due to how sensitive the condition is, it is not recommended that the person dyes that part of the head.
Both Of These Best Buddies Have Vitiligo
Vitiligo is a pretty common condition in which white patches develop on a person’s skin. It can happen in varying levels of severity for different people, and it is usually caused by the lack of melanin in certain parts of the skin.
This 8-year-old boy named Carter Blanchard was born with Vitiligo and often felt different from others as he was growing up. But one day, he found his dog twin, little Rowdy, who was also born with vitiligo. Since the first day they met, the two best buddies have been inseparable.
This Person Has A Unique Pattern In Her Eyes
This guy couldn’t help but share his wife’s eyes online, due to their very unusual pattern. She was born with clear light blue eyes, and while the color is already unique enough, she had a little extra genetic spice added to them.
If you look closely enough, the eyes follow an unusual pattern, which almost resembles a flower. Obviously, the combination of eye color, the pattern, and the stunning sunset light create an incredible picture of this unique trait.
Born With Partial Heterochromia
If heterochromia is already a pretty special condition, just imagine having partial heterochromia in both of one’s eyes! This person was actually born with different colors in both of her eyes, a condition that is also known as sectoral heterochromia – an incomplete form of heterochromia.
And the coolest thing is that not only she has different colored eyes, but each of them has a dominant color and a little bit of the other. Her right eye is predominantly brown, while her left eye is predominantly green.
This Girl Was Born With Both Blonde And Brown Hair
We can only imagine how this girl probably has people doubting that she really was born with two different hair colors. Everywhere she goes, people must think it’s a fashion statement carefully crafted at the hair salon. So her sister decided to post the unique trait online, sharing a picture of the little girl back in 1989, and another one of recent years.
Somehow, she was born with the perfectly parted patch of blonde hair on her left side, and brown hair on the right side, and there is no doubt that she is totally rocking the look.
This Girl Inherited A Gap In Her Eyebrow
When we think about genetics and hereditary features, we don’t particularly think about a possible gap one would have in an eyebrow. But apparently, this girl’s family’s genes were so strong, that it was impossible to ignore the eyebrow gap that passed from generation to generation.
In this picture, she shows one of her oldest ancestors with the exact same gap on his eyebrow that she was born with. Clearly, certain traits are just meant to be passed on.
A Boy Who Was Born With Cat-Eye Syndrome
This young man from China was born with an extremely rare condition that is widely unknown for most people. Nong Youhiu was born in the South of China, with a condition called cat-eye syndrome. The condition basically allows him to see almost perfectly in the dark.
Interestingly, his eyes also reflect light differently in the night, and it’s been reported that he also has enhanced night vision. The only thing is that the syndrome also makes his eyes extremely sensitive to light.
This Baby Was Born With A Ton Of Hair
Now, this is something we don’t see every day. Usually, when babies are born, they are either born almost bald or with a tiny bit of hair. Sure, there are exceptions, but most exceptions don’t reach this level. Just look at little baby Chanco’s head of hair—it’s thicker than an adult’s.
Everyone was incredibly surprised when they saw that the baby had been born with a full head of hair, but perhaps what was even more surprising, was that the hair just kept on growing. In this picture, the baby is 7 months old. Have you ever seen anything like it?